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Journey into the world of AI

From school days, Aiswarya Subramanian was determined to try her best at whatever she does – irrespective of the result. The harder she tried, the better were the results. In school, she was the rank-...

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Trust your skills, success will follow

Since the very beginning, I have been a follower of the ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ strategy. My parents have given me freedom of choice at all stages of life.

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OPTING OUT OF IIT RACE WAS THE BEST DECISION IN MY LIFE

George is a B.Tech third-year student from SRM IST, Chennai. He has won Smart India Hackathon 2019, was chosen as India’s best Dell Campassador of 2018, won Dell’s Big Idea Challenge in 2018 to name a...

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Hackathons test, not just technical, all your skills

Aarshi Chourasia had an early stint with technology which helped her later in her career development. Having opted for C++ programming in the last two years of high school helped her later in college,...

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Rags to riches: Anusuya's stunning story

Anusuya Ghosh has come a long way, having had her schooling under a mango tree. From poverty-stricken days to rearing cattle and fetching water from faraway ponds, her formative years were all miserab...

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Success belongs to those who dare

Ambika Arora describes herself as a “girl who hides a lot of emotions behind her smile”. Ambika, who has rapidly climbed success stairs, says things work out best for those who make the best of how th...

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Cracked IIT & IIM and JK still loves to be a model!

When she was in school in a small town in Punjab, Jaskirat Kaur did not imagine being a model even in her distant dreams. But she always backed herself by achieving great things, so the target at ever...

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HOW NISHI CHAUHAN PAVED HER OWN WAY TO SUCCESS

Having born in a middle-class family, Nishi Chauhan has always aspired to work in a top company. She always had a dream to be in IIT but when she didn't get selected, she didn't give up. She had other...

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Daksh Miglani - The boy who's disrupting enterprises one step at a time

Daksh Miglani is an 18-year-old programmer with a passion for math and business. Having started his first company at 14, Daksh won his first college-level hackathon at 15 and landed his first full-tim...

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Five success tips from Anjali Sharma

A third-year undergraduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from VIT Vellore, Anjali Sharma has represented India at Formula Student Germany 2019 - the biggest global F1 prototype race car co...

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‘When women support each other, incredible things happen’

Meet Akanksha Singh, who is trying to help students by sharing opportunities in tech like scholarships, internships, travel grants, etc through newsletters and social media platforms

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How to Make a career in Wines

As a school-going child, thoughts about what I wanted to be when I grow up changed every season. Out of those, my young mind had seriously considered careers such as being a professional actor, a sing...

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Dancing her way into corporate life

Mrinalika Vats is a perfect example of balancing her passion and profession. A practising Kathak dancer, she has her career too with astuteness and vigour. Mrinalika has joined Airtel Payments Bank in...

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Why good schools matter: A tale from The Doon School

They say schooling is the most important thing in one's life. Aditya Oberai says his six years at The Doon School, Dehradun, had been the most influential so far. The house system was seriously like...

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Small town girl’s big leap into city

The best part of being a public speaker is the “chills” that you get when your session is about to begin, but what stays with you is the satisfaction you feel when it’s over. Living in a small town, s...

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A 'CADET' WHO CODES EVEN IN SLEEP!

What’s so special about the story we are going to discuss? Madhav Bahl's story shows us that everything comes to us at a time which is best for us, not the time when we want it, and that time is usual...

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Shreya Prasad: The Unstoppable Coder.

Shreya Prasad, a proactive web developer, is currently pursuing Computer Science Engineering at Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women in New Delhi. Having had her brush with practically...

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RINAL'S STORY: HOW SHE CRACKED CA AND LLB WITH APLOMB

A Chartered Accountant and a lawyer by profession -- only a few can have such an interesting resume and be proud of it. Mumbai-based Rinal Doctor is one such person. She joined NM College in Mumbai, w...

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Networking is important, says Farha Kareem

A strong believer in communities and networking, Farha Kareem believes a community like Rethink has moulded her career. In a conversation with Team Fayz, she says academics alone cannot do anything mu...

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Speaking through art: The story of a storyteller

The longest I remember, I have been an artist. For the first 10 years, I was an artist and a dancer. Teenage came with the fresh smell of a writer taking birth in me. By the end of my 19, I started be...

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Helping beginners in tech with a Smile

I love to help people like anything from taking their first step in technology to help them understand what's wrong and what’s right based upon my experience and intellect. By the way, I am a public s...

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Through Open Source, Kunal made big progress

Kunal Kushwaha has not got the best of the things from respective colleges, but he chose to study on his own and discover himself. Open Source turned out to be his biggest teacher. Read how he learnt...

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Explained: Ananya’s road to STEP Intern @ Google

Ananya Jain took to coding at the school–level itself, and that has helped her eventually make her decide about her career. Studying all along in all-woman institutions, life and academic career have...

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROGRAMMING AS A CAREER

If I tell you to imagine an engineer, you’d probably come up with a guy in a hoodie, wearing glasses and headphones, staring intently at his laptop. If you did, you’re not alone. Although the technolo...

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Teaching the way of life for a better tomorrow! Vrikshaala- Jasmine’s Dream Project

The numbers are alarming. Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth. One in four of the world's children is s...

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How an Insta handle changed Noora's life

Since childhood, I was a very shy student, even scared to utter a word in front of a crowd. Actually, I could sing quite well, but the stage fear, so to speak, did not allow me to express myself. It w...

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Cricket, engineering, and finally entrepreneurship: Sachin's life journey

Every person has a dream in his eyes to achieve something and (make) their parents proud. My father is a huge fan of cricket and by profession, he is a priest (Pandit Ji) and I also deeply passionate...

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'Gain perspective, the biggest thing in life'

Be an all-time learner. Every incident is a silent mentor in our lives. People, relationships, connections, things, incidents, all of these guide you. That's the advice AVNEET KAUR has for all youngst...

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Just 21, Arjun loves to shoot at sight

Arjun Punjabi is just 21 years old, but he has already travelled to some of the picturesque locations, especially mountains, in India. Travelling is his passion, but what he also does is to shoot and...

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Medical, engineering, coding…she has seen them all

What's so special about Pankhuri's story and what makes her unique? Her thoughts and ideas. She is a trained Kathak dancer, has a Black Belt, 1st Dan holder in MMA Taekwondo, an anchor and a calligra...

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Imagine the fun when sipping coffee becomes your job!

Not everybody gets a job as lucky as Arushi Aggarwal. If you wonder what her job is, then all she has to do is keep gulping down coffee and rate how it’s. In industry parlance, it’s called coffee tast...

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21-year-old's travel start-up THE TARZAN WAY is going places

A LOT CAN HAPPEN OVER COFFEE. Conceived over cups of sizzling hot coffees at Cafe Coffee Day, The Tarzan Way was aimed to revamp the entire traveling experience with an idea to make it more streamlin...

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Students'-run global IT company has big dreams

A motley bunch of students (yes, students) from different parts of the world have floated a company that builds websites and other technical tools. New Delhi-based Kartik Bathla, who has just passed o...

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WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE THROUGH FREE SOFTWARE AND OPEN SOURCE

I come from a middle-class family in a small town in Kerala. Buying me a computer was not financially viable for my father. Plus, we had a feeble internet connection. I was very curious about how Goog...

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A coding geek's stunning blitz to the top

I was an average guy in school who failed at least in one subject in each term. It was a normal day in school when our class teacher called out the name of the class topper and urged him, “We expect y...

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23-yr-old sold nearly 1,000 cakes in 15 months!

What began in her tiny kitchen with a capital of Rs 700 has turned out to be a massive cake baking unit, whipping out multiple cakes every day. Here young entrepreneur Shilpa Susan Babu recounts the f...

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Her Insta page tells a crafty story

If you have a skill, take it to social media where you can turn your talent into a business model. That’s what Zenha Abdurahiman, an 18-year-old creative artist in Kerala, does it, quite successfully...

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UNTHINKABLE: Cracking algorithms & open-source development together!

Having done my CLass X from an ICSE school in Ranchi, I had a very good exposure to coding as we were taught Java as a primary language from Class VII. Since I was fond of solving algorithmic problems...

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Chehak: The girl with a Midas Touch

She always wanted to be an architect when she grew up. She loved writing content and dancing. New computer technologies fascinated her and she liked the idea of becoming a CSE engineer. So what did sh...

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Devang Sharma: From a die-hard Army fan, to an ace techie

Devang Sharma is a 21-year-old Full Stack Developer and Data Scientist with experience in analysis, development and implementation with solid programming expertise in Java, C/C++, python and OO method...

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Who said women can't code?

Sakshi Vij aspired to be a doctor, but she ended up a Computer Science student. Passion or liking for a subject does not define you or what suits your character, says Sakshi in a chat with Fayz.

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I visited Harvard during my summer break and got paid for it. Here’s how.

I visited UCLA during summer 2018 and Harvard during summer 2019 as an undergraduate researcher. These experiences were life-changing for me, both personally and professionally, and made me realize th...

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All you wanted to know about GRE

If you want to get admission to graduate or business schools in the United States, you must clear GRE (Graduate Record Exam). GRE test evaluates the verbal, analytical, and mathematical skills of a ca...

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'Hackathons are the best platforms for techies'

If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. That should be the starting point to engineers, says Geet...

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"STUDY WHAT YOU LOVE, SUCCESS SHALL FOLLOW"

Money will follow if you put your heart and soul into something which you love the most. That's why Rooppreet Dhamija chose to study law, with a focus on Intellectual Property Rights, where art and la...

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How I picked Forensic Science as my career

It was during my Class XII (2012) when I had to decide how my career would look like. My parents loved the idea of seeing me in a white coat, a stethoscope around my collar. And the very thought of gi...

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Teenager who loves to play with robots

Saurav Maheshkar is just 16 years old, but you would be awestruck to read what he has done so far in his life. Look no further, if you are looking for inspiration.

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In pursuit of Quantum Computing

Just like every student my age, I too was really confused about which career/course to take. Well, like many students in Kerala, I too ended up in an Engineering college. Engineering was one of my opt...

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She took Electronics stream, but pursued coding

Though Aastha Satija was pursuing Electronics, her dream was to take up a software job. It was challenging to stay updated with both the streams, but finally, her hard work has paid off. She is all se...

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He eats, drinks and breathes coding!

From solving a problem in three days to solving three problems in a day, Vinit Shahdeo has come a long way in his eventful, exciting career. But he bounced back the way he only he can. After being rej...

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When companies rejected him, he launched one!

What if you get rejected by company after company during job recruitments? Well, most would wallow themselves in self-pity, but not Tamandeep Dhawan. What he did was quite unimaginable as he started h...

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Just 21, but talks like a 42-year-old

An 18-year-old student taking to poetry, having been inspired by Charles Bukowski, the great German-American poet. Incredible as it might sound, that's what Tanzila Shaikh has done. In a nutshell, Tan...

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Straddling poetry and tech, Tanvi is on a high

A Btech student, Tanvi Agarwal emerged as one of the co-authors in three anthologies in a row with the advent of 2020. How did she become a poet while dealing mostly with coding and other tech tools?...

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At 21, she is writing her seventh book!

Just 21, Jyoti Patel has already published six books, with the latest one hitting the stores on Valentine's Day. Jyoti is also a recipient of various awards, such as, ‘Top Influential Author 2018’, ‘A...

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Hackathons: Ace it like Saumya

Saumya Singh is a Full Stack Software Developer, Open Source Contributor, Tech Blogger, Developer by Passion, Tech Speaker, Motivator and Mentor for various Open Source Programmes (recent ones being G...

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Grades are not important, skills are

My childhood, or to be precise, my school days taught me the best things which I can retain for the rest of my life: determination, perseverance, follow your passion, never stop learning and never bre...

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LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP FROM SWETHA

From a shy, timid girl to someone with great leadership skills, Swetha Upadhyay's growth has been stupendous. At Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, Swetha had a blast, where she blossomed into a confi...

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DELVING DEEP INTO FORENSIC SCIENCE

Born into a business family, commerce should have been a natural choice for Sonali Jain, but she chose to take up Forensic Science, something which shocked some of her family members. A girl going to...

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GITHUB INDIA OFFERS HUGE PACKAGES FOR STUDENTS

Software development major GitHub has launched operations in India, clearly indicating the strength of the developer ecosystem in the country. GitHub is a place where developer communities learn, revi...

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How Shivay cracked the Hackathon riddle

In the first two years in his college, Shivay Lamba struggled to even write basic codes. At one stage, he almost gave up, thinking that such skills were beyond his grasp even as his classmates kept wi...

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Baking to glory in Mahe

For Shirin Sahana, baking was just a hobby that gradually became a business model despite resistance from her parents. Three years since she took the plunge, she is now conducting classes on how to wh...

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In pursuit of words, truth and love

At 15, Melita Tessy had her first book, Battle of Spheres, published. The pursuit started when she was barely 13 and she scribbled down 40,000 words. In fact, writing was her way of seeking the truth....

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A bootcamp mentor's footprint

Humaid Imran's brush with computers began with an old system running Windows 98. Inspired by his father, he took to computers like a duck to the water. Slowly, he began experimenting with computers an...

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'I did not choose AI, it chose me'

I grew up in the middle of all this, wondering about the career choices I was to make later. Taking up science wasn’t so much of a choice. I scored well and ended up in a science section and let’s say...

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TANVI JAGADISH: RIDING THE CREST

Defying age, traditions and taboo, Tanvi Jagadish, from the Karnataka coast, burst into international surfing scene, making India proud. What Tanvi has achieved is phenomenal by any yardstick. 19 now,...

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Sakshi's tale: Teenage blues

As a child, I have always wanted to do what I am passionate about, but it was quite difficult when you were in the last phase of 12th and after a few months, you were seeking admission for degree cour...

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Without Maths, there is no life

At the age of 10, when most children are busy watching TV or playing in parks, I was fond of solving Math questions in my free time. Most of my classmates ended up laughing about it, but let us save t...

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From passing marks in math test to Cracking Tier 1 MNC

Ishween Kaur was a poor student, but somewhere during her life, she decided to turn around her life. A Microsoft Student Partner, Kaur shares her journey with Fayz.

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16-year-old boy invents shockproof, wireless power

When an apple fell on Issac Newton's head, we all know what happened. When 16-year-old Aditya Shivhare from Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh suffered an electric shock, he too invented something which cou...

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Healing hearts, through words

Nishita Agarwal has an Engineering degree, but her mind is far from it. Disillusioned by engineering and other such courses, she followed her heart and took to writing. She has left her digital presen...

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Silver Linings and Sisterhood: Apoorva’s Journey of Embracing Tech

There aren't many things which Apoorva Singh has left untouched when it comes to tech. You name it, she is there. Hackathons, Learn IT Girl! Scholar, Western Digital Scholarship, Microsoft, MIT India...

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Lazy to busy: How Niranjana rewrote her life's script

Waking up at 6 am, juggling between academics, college lectures, part-time work, organising MUN conference and a developer conference, not a day passes by without a hustle for Niranjana. This doesn't...

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She loves to design cities

Simran Bansal is in love with cities and its design, but that does not mean she is not aware of what lies behind the facade of those big cities. Her heart beats for under-privileged kids and she does...

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YOU TELL. WE FEATURE. THE WORLD READS.

We believe a journey is made of four phases: garner experiences, form well-founded opinions, translate those into exciting aspirations and then act. So we track people through the various stages of th...

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Akash Singh: Young wizard makes a mark

In every problem Akash Singh faces, he smells an opportunity and comes up with a solution. The latest thing he does is upcycling tonnes of temple waste, thus making temple premises and water bodies fr...

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In love with history

Not everybody has a liking for history, especially among students. But history as a subject is a treasure trove and a career goldmine, as Shivangi Naithani Devrani found out. In a fascinating account,...

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His hobby: Shooting wild

It's not easy to be a wildlife photographer, and Tushar Bhojwani has come the hard way. Here he shares his journey from the wild. Of waiting for a crane for 12 hours and a close encounter with a tiger...

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English: The Write Choice

Thanks to familial and peer pressure, Khushbu Kirti took to science but her heart was in English. After deviating from her desired path a bit, she listened to her heart and came back to the ways she l...

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Be at the campus, and grab the UN Millennium Fellowship

Model Engineering College Model United Nations Society (MEC MUNSoc) is an organization founded by the students of MEC that aims to bring awareness of rising international issues to the general public....

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This BTech student makes jackets to protect cows

Rishabh Pratap Singh, a BTech student, was driving somewhere in Noida through a dark lane last October. Suddenly, a cow jumped on the road, out of nowhere, forcing Rishabh to apply sudden brakes. Ever...

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Shaskvir Unplugged: 'Toota Dil song was the turning point'

For music lovers and the YouTube generation, Shaskvir does not need an introduction. Shaskvir is a singer, songwriter, music producer and director. After dabbling in college-level music and other even...

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Why college fests play a key role in a student's life

A New Year has dawned and festivities are in the air. It's also the dawn of that season where campuses across the country will come alive with college festivals. Be it cultural fests, tech fests or ce...

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College canteens: Where the real action happens

In most colleges, canteens are where all the action is. That's where friendships bud, love blooms and relationships forged forever. Every canteen has a story to tell. Be it hot samosas or freshly brew...

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Meet India's youngest cybersecurity expert

You must be wondering who this wunderkind is. He is none other than Kirtikumar Anandrao Ramchandani, who is from Gujarat, India. He has created the record of “Youngest Cyber Security Researcher” by se...

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My Internship Experience at Intuit India

Having interned at Intuit for 10 weeks, I've got multiple things to share about my Internship experience. And NO, this is not going to be a technical blog post that documents my internship "work". Rat...

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Why there are fewer women in gaming in India

As per a recent KPMG report, there are only 17% women gamers in India as against 83% males. There are many women who are good at gaming, but not everybody considers as a career option. Industry expert...

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Harshitha's motto: Giving back to society

Working with Accenture, Harshitha Srinivas has been devoting her free time to uplift the underprivileged and weaker sections of society. Being the founder of People For Passion, a non-profit organizat...

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All about clearing JAMs

Sourav Nandi is passionate about emerging technologies and how they can improve our lives. In his own words, he enjoys building communities. Nandi has launched the 1st Not-For-Profit Study Platform fo...

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Why education at IIT matters

These days it has become fashionable to slam IIT and its students, but the fact remains it is one of the best educational institutions in the world itself. Sourav Nandi shares the story of how IIT has...

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Google Summer of Code

Sanyam Dogra first heard about the prestigious Google Summer Of Code when he was in Class IX. Years later, Dogra is looking forward to working with Developers Italia under the GSoC programme.

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Who said girls can't do tech?

Akshita Gupta never liked Computer Science, but destiny (and her parents), had other ideas. But once she delved deep, she had a penchant for coding. She was one of the 22 women in India to receive the...

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'ICAI's mock papers were really helpful'

All-India CA Exam topper shares his success story with Fayz

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How to clear CA: Topper from Kerala speaks

CA is one of the toughest competitive exams in the country and this time Varada KP, a 21-year-old girl from Kerala has secured all-India second rank, in her first attempt itself. How did she crack the...

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Big news for MBA students

Worried about the multiplicity and “redundancy” of nomenclature in management courses, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has rationalised nomenclatures and notified a list of 73 PG...

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'Every act of self-inflicted injury is not a suicide attempt'

All over the world, and India in particular, the number of people taking their lives has gone up. Incidentally, latest research suggests even Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) cases are on the rise. So...

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Ditch that laptop, use a notebook and pen instead

Beyond a doubt, technology is making us lazy and less effective. Scientists say humans are not using their brains to its full capacity and machines have negated our thought process. \nA new study advo...

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Such a Jolly time

Sakura Science High School Programme in Japan, Google Udacity Scholarship, Facebook F8 event and an internship at Google India. Few at such a young age can boast of such a rich resume like what Jap Le...

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'If I can, anybody can'

When Madhurya walked into the NIT Suratkal campus, she was an insecure introvert (in her own words). Now as the last year student of B.Tech Civil Engineering, Madhurya is an enthusiastic extrovert (in...

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Amrin Kareem: "No one adapts like BTech students"

That line sums up Amrin Kareem, an Electrical Engineer who graduated few months ago from Govt Model Engineering College, Kochi. Working at Robert Bosch India, she likes long walks, cloudy days, good b...

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Anusree: Fighting gender discrimination in tech

Marine Engineering was her dream profession, but she did not give it up when she failed to make the cut there. The world, after all, was there to be discovered, and she took to Engineering, something...

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The state of medical education in India

Engineering and medicine are still the most-sought-after career choices in India, right from urban pockets to rural India. While there is no dearth of engineering seats and further scramble for allotm...

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Six-time CAT topper doesn't want IIM admission

Mumbai-based Patrick D’Souza enjoys the unique distinction being the top scorer — six times — in the Common Admission Test (CAT). In 2019, he figured among 10 candidates from across the country to hav...

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Many paths, but finally at home @ IIM

Mehak Khurana could have been a swimmer, or a Defence officer or even a software engineer, but she chose to study management at IIM-Kozhikode. What makes IIM so special? Read all about her inspiring j...

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ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT US F1 STUDENT VISA

An F1 visa is a non-immigrant visa for those wishing to study in the United States. Aspiring students must file an F1 visa application if they plan to enter the US to attend a university or college, h...

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TOP TIPS FOR US STUDENT VISA INTERVIEWS

The United States of America continues to be the most popular destination for students. The number of students going to the US has increased manifold in the last few years, with the figure reaching ne...

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'STEM, as we know, is not happening any more'

Chandrika Tandon knows a thing or two about higher education in India. A former partner at McKinsey & Company, she is also involved in higher education in the United States. In this interview, Tandon...

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How Aditya got his dream job

Aditya recently started his full-time journey at HackerRank as a Web Developer. I have written articles on tech with more than 500K views and have spoken at many events. Two years ago, I did Google Su...

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Not cleared IIT? Not the end of the world

My parents always used to tell that I was different from others, in thoughts and deeds. Maybe because I see the world from a different point of view, almost everything is different for me than others....

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Tanisha: The girl who made it big in quantum computing

Tanisha is an Innovator at The Knowledge Society, a programme for ambitious youth to impact a billion people using emerging technologies. She is passionate about quantum computing and her experience i...

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Higher education in India: Quo Vadis?

It’s a confusing time to be in college right now. Everybody’s after the system of education stating that it’s not meeting its mark, and there are new regulations and methods being brought in every oth...

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For Hunar, Mars is the limit!

She is just a student, and she has no plans to stop. Currently pursuing undergraduation in BSc Computer Science Honours from Delhi University, she has achieved what many won't in their lifetime. Techn...

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Scholarship for filmmaking and VFX courses

Are you looking for a top-class institute that offers courses in Filmmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Game Design & Development + VR, Visual Effects (VFX), Animation and Digital Art? Then FX Schoo...

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How Khushboo cracked 'Game Developing' all by herself

Classrooms are not always where talent gets nurtured. Sometimes, you need to chase success on your own and find random ways to discover the inner talent in you. Khushboo Gupta should know, as she took...

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Got good handwriting? Then there are prizes for you!

In this age of WhatsApp and emails, not everybody is so keen about having good handwriting. Even signatures have become so uncommon with digital tools and fingerprint technologies. Unless until you ar...

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SLUG: STUDENT EMPOWERMENT SERIES, A FAYZ SPECIAL

Grace Hopper Celebration India is India’s largest technical conference for women in computing and technology. The three-day conference is co-presented by the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India and Assoc...

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How Aleena pursued her dream job in Germany

Ever since my childhood, I was always interested in biology as a subject which made me pick to Bio-Maths as my stream for higher secondary. Yes, I wanted to opt for engineering after Class XII, but I...

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ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT STUDENTS' LOAN

Raising a child is no child's play at all. Besides his/her security, what is really a worry for most parents is the rising cost in education. Most professional courses are beyond parents' reach, and a...

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Malavika springs a surprise

Malavika Menon is a student majoring in Computer Science but worked on a project involving Nano Science and Biology. You may be wondering at the irony of it, but that's exactly what made Malavika elig...

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Yashika's Kahaani, with twists and turns

Yashika Kalra is a student, a coder, a writer, a developer and a big fan of binge-watching random shows. A random scene in the 2012 Bollywood thriller Kahaani, starring Vidya Balan, triggered her inte...

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The girl who shot 3,000 monks

Sristi Keshri has already had a brush with celebrities like Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Manish Malhotra, thanks to her passion for fashion photography. It's not just fashion she is interested in. A...

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Github and Kaggle are virtual resumes

Kurian Benoy has always had a passion for technology, but after Class XII, he lost interest in Computer Science and he thought learning C++ was not that useful as well. Incidentally, Computer Science...

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I Live Simply Movement

Changing individual behaviour is as important as policies & politics in addressing the climate emergency

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Yes, I am 28 years old. Now, what does that mean?

I began my career as a part-time copywriter in a small advertising company more than a decade back when I was still in college. During my career, I've met all kinds of people - ones who were passionat...

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RIYA NAFEESA: AN INSTAGRAM SUCCESS STORY

Just 20, Riya Nafeesa is already a budding entrepreneur. Through her Instagram handle selling craftworks, she has managed to prove her critics, including her close relatives, wrong. Bravely, she took...

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IEEE is an ocean of opportunities

Janani Ramachandran, a final year engineering student from Chennai, has had an incredible exposure which many can’t dream of even after passing out of colleges. Her individual brilliance notwithstandi...

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KARTIK SADVIJ: PEELING LAUGHTER

The numbers may not be huge, but there are loyal fans for stand-up comedy. It's certainly not easy to make people laugh and behind their success stories, there are stories of tears and umpteen practic...

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Software is not magic. Crack it like Aswin!

It was 2013, and Flappy Bird was the most viral thing on the internet. During boring summer vacation, Aswin Ganesh decided to see if he could make the game himself after reading an article in the news...

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Meet Garvita Gulhati, our own Greta Thunberg

Garvita Gulhati, an engineering student at PES University in Bangalore, is the only Indian among 60 persons selected from 42 countries to win the Global Changemaker title this year. When she was just...

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Priyanshu: The Jack of all trades!

Priyanshu is the proverbial jack of all trades. From painting/drawing to speedcubing to film-making to coding to photography, there is nothing Priyanshu has not left his mark with. Besides, as an engi...

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Hari: On a shooting spree

Hari is deeply passionate about photography and he wants to share his skills, whatever little he has learnt, to students and photography enthusiasts. Hari has been conducting workshops, mostly on basi...

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ITS TIME FOR CHANGE - UNLOCK YOUR REAL SELF

Naman Singhal battled many demons in his student life: from bullying to body shaming to depression to low-esteem, the list is too long. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, one fine day Naman decided to...

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ACT OF KINDNESS: This 15-year-old girl feeds over 70 strays in Bhopal

It has been almost a year, but that horrible sight still lingers in this 15-year-old girl's mind. A stray pup she was taking care of was run over by a speeding car. Like other children or even elders,...

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The Manipal student who made the longest selfie stick in the world

In April 2016, when actor Ben Stiller tweeted about holding the record for having the world’s longest selfie stick, Armaan, a second-year engineering student at MIT, wondered why that feat could not b...

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He wants to change Vidarbha's destiny

Owing to the rising instances of farmer suicides, Vidarbha has always been in the wrong news, at least for the last few decades. When you think of the Maharashtra town, images of poverty and grief spr...

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He started hacking from Class V

Overcoming parental obstacles is always fun (yes, notwithstanding the dangers), and for Aditya Anand, that fun became a passion and that passion became his job. Accessing the home computer which his...

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The man who heads Coder’s Group

Gaurav Rawal himself describes his life as a rollercoaster ride. He should know. From a shy, introvert boy to an influencer who heads a developers’ group called Coders, Rawal has been climbing every s...

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In Hubli, she is a messiah for the homeless

For Nahid Dhanebag, this Mother Teresa quote has been the biggest inspiration in her life, prompting her to do multiple charity things. A practising architect in Hubli in Karnataka, Nahid is also into...

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His heart beats for the disabled

Just 19, Anugreh Sehtya is already the proud owner of a company. Anugreh runs Hybrid Idea which started as India’s first assistive technology solution Design Company. It also provides comprehensive en...

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B.Tech students love his YouTube videos

Life is certainly not easy for an engineering student, and being one, Sreeram Venkitesh did not want to crib about the system – or the lack of it. What he did was find his own solution to the problems...

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Not just a tech-fest, It’s an emotion

There are college fests and then there is Excel 2019, the prestigious fest of MEC.So what is Excel all about? Excel is not just a tech fest. It is an emotion. It has everything for budding engineers,...

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Ayon’s world of ML, AI and Data Science

Ayon Roy always believed in out-of-the-box ideas and that is exactly what helped him climb up the ladder. Be it hackathons, Kaggle or tech meet-ups, Ayon is there to share and gain knowledge. Though h...

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The girl who wrote poetry in question papers!

A chance essay competition sparked the fire in Vansika Pareek to take up writing though most of her peers were eyeing corporate or IT jobs. She bagged a clutch of prizes in the first competition she e...

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Through IEEE, she wrote her success story

For Aathira Marayil, IEEE is all about four things -- technology, networking, volunteering, and fun. As a student, IEEE has broadened her horizons and changed her perspectives about the world and the...

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I miss you, Kris

In everyone’s life at some stage walks in someone who is like a mentor. Sometimes it is a teacher, a pal, or even maybe one of your siblings. For Gaurav Joshi, it was Kris, a friend who walked in and...

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This 21-year-old Hubbali student is a role-model

Just 21 years old, Vinayak Jogarishettar, a student of Kle Institute of Technology at Hubbali in Karnataka, has already founded an NGO working for the upliftment of schoolchildren and elderly security...

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Flying high with Mars Rovers

Ever since Sagar Dhaka joined the Manipal Institute of Technology, it has been a fantabulous ride. Having had a productive stint at NCC Sagar joined the Mars Rover Manipal (MRM) project, which designs...

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Meet Vivek, Pune’s eco-warrior

Vivek Gurav, a software developer, wears multiple hats and is quite eager to add more feathers to his cap as well. In Pune and nearby areas, Vivek has been undertaking clean-up missions, besides adopt...

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The techie who quit job to travel across the globe

While working with a top software firm, Clifin Francis didn't know what he was missing. There was a world waiting to be discovered. Having been inspired by some of the tourists on a vacation, Clifin t...

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How Shahul found a career through Kaggle

Unlike most of his friends, Shahul ES found the first year at MEC uneventful. While Shahul’s fellow folks were running behind certificates and KTU credits, he was looking for free resources. Having de...

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‘Coaching is tougher than playing’

Ever since childhood, Nikhil Menon has been passionate about sports, particularly football, basketball, and athletics. Having finished his BTech from Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Nikhil...

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Manipal student rebuilds Maharashtra school

Sanjana Shastri raised Rs 3 lakh in 33 days through crowd-funding to build toilets and set up other basic facilities at a govt school. Her inspiring story is all about grit, conviction and social resp...

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In love with mandala

The hardest part, sometimes, is to spot hidden talents in you. Once you found your mooring, it’s rather easy to nurture it and that’s exactly what helped Ashwathi Ashok find the inner artist in her. A...

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How YouTube changed his life

In a way, Adarsh Menon is an autodidact in every sense. Right from the school to his MEC days, he knew exactly what he wanted and took steps to climb the steps of success. Brimming with confidence, Ad...

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INDIA IS THE BEST PLACE TO EXPERIMENT WITH DRIVERLESS CAR

Kumar Ranjan started out as a Mechanical Engineer who took on the challenge of improving the Mobility Industry in the country. Kumar was one of the very few people who started the ‘Autonomous Vehicle...

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Sacred Heart has a big heart!

At Ernakulam’s Sacred Heart College, elderly people are being taught IT, Spoken English,\nCommunicative French and Hindi. The learning programme, part of an initiative called Age Friendly, aims at pro...

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HAPPINESS BOTTLED

It was through art Meenu Mariam J, a BEd student in \nThiruvananthapuram, discovered, rediscovered herself. From a timid, shy childhood, Meenu now has become an entrepreneur of sorts even as a \nstude...

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Breaking the shell

For many engineering aspirants, not getting into IIT means the end of the world. Niti Mangwani from Indore too thought the same. Niti joined IET,DAVV where she struggled during the first few months. D...

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The student who got writing tips from Tharoor

Parvathy Salil is a young poet, a former student of Literature at St Teresa’s College (Ernakulam) and currently, a student of Liberal Arts (Young India Fellowship Class of 2019) at Ashoka University,...

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Lovelyhood

Even as a teenager, Sai is offering employment to hundreds of people and thus helping many families earn their livelihood. His start-up Make It Memorable (MIM) Creative Works aims to see citizens earn...

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Setting track on fire

A bunch of students from Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor has set pulses racing at a go-kart racing event in Noida. A team of 24 students from the mechanical department built everything fro...

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ON THE SADDLE

Two students Karthik NS and Anandh CS have recently undertaken an arduous bicycle trip from Thrissur to Munnar, covering a total of 370 km through treacherous, winding roads through dense forests and...

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Tech That!

Sukriti Paul says if you leave her with a Sudoku book, a cup of green tea, a chit pad and a box of paints, you might just be surprised at what she comes up with. A research assistant at the Indian Ins...

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Quad Torc Bearers

Team Metal Heads from Mar Baselios Institute of Technology and Science (MBITS), Nellimattom wins fourth position in Quad Torc 2019

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A BAND FROM THE CAMPUS

A bunch of college students has come together to form a band 16byNine (puzzled by the name? Read on) and it has been creating ripples across the campuses in Kerala. In many competitions, they won priz...

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The girl who scored 11/10

There are NOT many things Shyamli Suneesh can’t do. Be it drawing, painting, art and craft, classical dance, public speaking, poetry writing, anchoring or motivational speaking, young Shyamli has lef...

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MAGIC STROKES

Saurav Ajmera never knew his potential as an artist during his childhood days. A chance incident at the college made him realise his credential as an artist, and since then there has been no looking b...

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Mbrace-ing life

Ashwathy Venugopal quit a well-paying managerial role at Amazon to launch Mbrace, a health-based start-up. Ashwathy talks all about entrepreneurship, the importance of having a reliable co-founder, an...

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Making a mark @ Merc

As a kid, Bipin Mandge would sketch images of Mercedes-Benz in his notebook and dream of occupying and designing a majestic Merc once. In a surreal twist years later, Bipin was at the Mercedes-Benz’s...

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TOAST OF THE TOWN

Towards the end of first year at college, Gokul P Menon was snubbed by his HoD for his poor grades. In the third year, the same HoD praised Gokul to the skies. What happened in between? Gokul Menon na...

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Wings of Fire

When she joined college, Rohini Krishna P rated herself poorly. By the second year, she came out of the shell, discovering a new world. In two years, she transformed herself into a new individual, bri...

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Karthika Baiju -The girl who painted Microsoft red

For Karthika Baiju, it was a dream come true when she joined Microsoft with a record remuneration package.In a chat with Team Fayz, she talks about her college days, her nervous days before placement...

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An ode to my love for Data Science

A bar in Gokarna ... yes you heard it right, that is where, for the first time in his life, Adarsh saw his love for Data Science unfold right in front of his eyes. Here Team Fayz presents his ode to t...

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OUT OF SYLLABUS

Coding is no rocket science and it can be even taught at the school level. In a chat with Team Fayz, T Vineeth Nair, a third-year ECE BTech student at Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamang...

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When small is BIG

All that he needs is a pencil or needle to carve out magic from chalk or crayons. Meet Arun EV, a miniature artist based in Thrissur. It has been only three years since he took to micro art, and he ha...

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Breathing life into rivers

The world is now waking up to the scourge of plastic, but Pune-based student Omkar Hemendra Ganu sensed the potential danger years ago. Not just plastic, Omkar has been fighting many environmental bat...

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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

When the world was divided between engineering and medicine, she chose to opt psychology, a subject which most people have no clue about. Hailing from a tiny village in Kerala, she took up the subject...

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In love with 22 yards

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HIS HEART BEATS FOR MANIPAL

In Manipal University, a melting pot of cultures from all corners of the globe, Navaneeth Ganesh has found his mooring. As a student, he was part of some of the biggest events on the campus, including...

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The face behind Vallatha Oru Ithu viral album

For the music album Vallatha Oru Ithu, Michael Kalayil George, an ad filmmaker, has decided to play the lead and it’s gaining him rave reviews

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The incredible AI journey of Anurag

Walked ahead of his time, Anurag C P has been an inspiration for the students of College of Engineering Thalassery. Be it technology or AI or robotics, he is always there as a guiding figure. Anurag...

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Bake it like this mompreuner

Coimbatore-based Barani Rajagopal started baking organic biscuits and cookies ever since her child was born. Word spread soon, and her baking products became the talk of the town

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Nikita heads to Columbia University

In her 20's, Nikita Mallya has already achieved big things in life. She has already visited the Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And there’s no stopping her. She is now at...

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Unofficially official: The KTU website

KTU students always rely on our website, more than the official one. It’s fast, reliable and student-friendly. It has already garnered over 30 million visitors

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From paper, she creates magic

Quilling was a happenstance for Hazel Tony, but she has decided to take it to the next level. That’s what perseverance does and she is now pondering to start an online store selling her quilling works...

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Indore girl lights up Madhya Pradesh villages

Nikita Shrivastava, a BE student at IET, DAVV Indore, spends her weekends taking classes for underprivileged students in government-run schools in association with NGO Dishanjali Education and Welfare...

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Sen and the art of modelling

Having been inspired by Sushmita Sen, this 18-year-old student has been setting the ramp on fire. But there has been tremendous hardwork: practising ramp walk day and night and striking a hundred pos...

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SHAPING CAREERS

In the campus they always stood out for distinct reasons. While studying itself, entrepreneurship was in their mind, and even before they passed out of Al Ameen College in Shornur, the five students g...

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Students' run hotel leaves a mark

They may be in their early 20s, but that did not stop them from aspiring big. During their college days, they have nurtured business plans and as a first step, Sariga, Sethu and Sibin – all three are...

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Super 10 Pookkalam

If you think you have set up an Athappookalam which is unique, then click a picture and send to us.

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The ‘monk’ girl who loves to ride Royal Enfield

Nidhi Shaji, a final-year commerce student of BMC Thrikkkakkara, talks about minimalism (!), spending life in a monastery and her life goals.

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Write choice

Tiglin George, a student of SCMS Kochi, has pipped her counterparts from IITs, IIMs to win a top Article Writing Competition. She has toyed with almost every field like dance, music and sports to find...

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Volunteering with a difference

Run by engineering students, Kollam-based Gulmohar Foundation is offering succour to underprivileged students, besides undertaking eco-friendly initiatives. With 500+ volunteers, the foundation aspire...

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At MEC, it’s matha, pita, guru, seniors and daivam

First, she had an aversion towards business, but turning a fresh leaf, Juliana is now ready to launch a ready-to-cook-eat fish product venture

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How their dreams come true

PEHIA founders Enfa Rose George and Sreepriya Radhakrishnan are flying to Australia and US respectively to take part in two high-profile summits. Team Fayz is tracking the Super Duo.

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Age doesn't matter at all

Unbelievable as it may sound, while studying in Class III itself, Pune-based Tanmayi Shinde has taken the plunge into the world of social work. Now in college, Tanmayi is into Swacch Mission, besides...

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Papers We Love makes an entry in Kerala

A group of research enthusiasts comes together occasionally to discuss computer science research papers at Kochi. It may be a niche group, but it has its takers and fast gaining momentum. Read all a...

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COBO

Two third-year students of CEC Engineering College have come up with an app -- named COBO-- where students can sell/buy old-unused study books/materials for engineering students.

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A date with Arun Bose

Wanna meet Arun Bose, the director of Luca? Fayz gives you an opportunity.

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Kerala floods: Students turn saviours

Cometh the hour, cometh the men. When floods hit Kerala, it was the student community which first jumped into the swirling waters as part of rescue efforts. Several colleges across Kerala did their bi...

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The HEROES of Pathanamthitta

Another August, another disaster. A year after Kerala witnessed unprecedented downpour and subsequent damage, the cycle repeated, with more destruction and death toll. As in last year, one of the firs...

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Where business mushrooms

Braving all odds, two B.Tech students have started mushroom farming and are making good business. Before heading to colleges, they spend their mornings at a farm. Read the fascinating story of Karthik...

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The brain behind Troll KTU page

With over 2 lakh followers on Facebook and another I lakh on Instagram, Troll KTU is one of the most influential pages in Kerala. Ever wondered who is behind the page and how do they do it. Read all a...

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Vote your favorite movie

2019 has been a sensational year for Malayalam cinema. Even top critics in the country are raving about Malayalam cinema’s content, and glowing reviews are pouring in on social media. We have cherry-p...

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Should Dhoni quit or stay?

Undoubtedly, MS Dhoni has been one of India’s most-loved players EVER, but of late questions were raised about his presence in the team itself after a string of below-par batting performances. What do...

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All Izz Well

Inspired by the Aamir Khan’s blockbuster film, Three Idiots, a student of Mt Zion, has started making drones and made a career out of it. Read all about Gokul’s fascinating story.

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A car that can swim!

Ever fancied driving a car straight into a lake or a stream? A group of students at Younus College of Engineering has turned their dream into a reality, making an amphibian car that can be driven in b...

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Offering smart, portable traffic management solution

A group of MES Institute of Technology and Management at Chathannoor has made a portable traffic management system whenever/wherever there is a huge bottleneck. Even the Kerala police has shown intere...

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St Teresa’s girls have done it again

When it comes to taking up new initiatives, few can match St. Teresa’s in Kochi. A bunch of girls is making pouches and bags made of tailoring waste collected from Kochi.

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The CA girl who whips up cakes

Kochi-based Shruthy KD turns her baking passion into a successful online cake-selling venture

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Minting money through YouTube

Engineering student Aswin Menon takes home a cool income by posting dark secrets and mystery videos on YouTube

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Kollam to singapore, Nadeem's UAV Trip

Third-year TKM Engineering student has already bagged a plum offer to build a drone for an entrepreneur.

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Chaayam - The girls who broke the wall

The coming-of-age tale of a group of girls from St Teresa’s who made graffiti art become the talk of the town

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Please let us know more about your real passion in life. We will try our best to connect you to the right people who might be able to help you pursue your dreams.

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Students from across India recommend the best online courses in Computer Science

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Mother's Day 2019

This Mother's Day surprise your mother with a message for all the tough times she stood by your side. Maybe you have told her this many a time before, or you were too shy to say so. Either way, this i...

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My First Voting Experience

2019 Lok Sabha election is a first time experience for many students to exercise one of their most powerful rights by casting their votes. We are happy to share few such experiences from our student c...

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International Dance Day

Why walk, when you can dance?\nIf dance is the joy of movement and the heart of your life, let us know why. We will be more than happy to showcase it on our our Fayz platform.

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Avishkar '19 - The techno-cultural festival of Musaliar College Of Engineering and Technology

AVISHKAR made a small beginning with less than ten colleges participating; however through the years AVISHKAR has matured to become one of the most eagerly awaited cultural festivals in MG University,...

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Summit 2K19 - College of Engineering, Chengannur

Summit 2K19 is the techno cultural fest of College of Engineering Chengannur. With a history of 20+ years Summit is one of the best techno-cultural fests conducted by engineering institutions in South...

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Campus Photography Contest Winners

1st Prize - Ansa Alex (Mount Zion College of Engineering, Pathanamthitta)\n2nd Prize - Vinay Raj (Thejus Engineering College, Thrissur)\n3rd Prize - Chinnu Thomas (Mount Zion College of Engineering, P...

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